Achilles

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Related to Achillis: Achilles tendon, Achilles Heel

A·chil·les

(ă-kil'ēz),
Mythic Greek warrior, vulnerable to wounding only in his heel. See: Achilles bursa, Achilles reflex, Achilles tendon.

Achilles,

mythical Greek warrior who was vulnerable only in the heel.
Achilles bursa - bursa between the tendo calcaneus and the upper part of the posterior surface of the calcaneum. Synonym(s): bursa of tendo calcaneus
Achilles reflex - a contraction of the calf muscles when the tendo calcaneus is sharply struck. Synonym(s): ankle jerk; ankle reflex; tendo Achillis reflex; triceps surae reflex
Achilles tendon - the tendon of insertion of the triceps surae (gastrocnemius and soleus) into the tuberosity of the calcaneus. Synonym(s): tendo calcaneus
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This local dust cloud moved southwards: next rotation, Peach (18:36UT) showed Achillis Pons irregularly widened and Niliacus Lacus-SW Acidalium slightly faded, in green and red light.
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Quid enim conuenit Achilli flenti, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].